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: -- at odds with germany and britain? guest: president obama said the syria is not just a problem of the united states, but for the entire world. it is difficult for the united states to explain how it is staying on the sidelines and providing humanitarian support when there is a crisis of this magnitude going on. it will be increasingly more difficult to stay on the sidelines with the europeans pushing for more. host: said arikat, there has been discussion as to what the chemical weapons were used in science syria. in a news over the last 48 hours inside syria. any news over the last 48 hours? guest: the state department has no evidence to show that the syrian government or the opposition -- there have been opposition -- accusations on both sides about using chemical weapons. there has been no evidence of that. the united nations is leading an effort to determine whether chemical weapons have been used. there are all kinds of technical things involved. they need to conduct these experts to determine if it is by a examination or looking at injuries to determine whether chemical we
that you can be certain of, as obama looks at syria and iran, he wants to avoid any kind of entangling war, long expedition nature war like america has fought over the last 10 years. chris: these wars, if we go into iran, does anyone think it's a quick war, in and out, without historic repercussions on the other side? >> absolutely not, which is part of the reason why nobody within the -- there are very few people in the administration that have any sort of appetite for a war in iran. the same goes with syria. we saw with the libya entanglement, we saw sort of barack obama's doctrine. he is going to be looking for very much multinational-type force. he is going to the u.n. he is looking for the french to take a lot of the lead. he is going to be -- but nobody, even with both syria and with iran, there is no nobody particularly at the pentagon who is really wanting to do this right now. and barack obama least of all. chris: michael. >> chris, this poses problems, the perception which i think is accurate of our wearyness causes problems particularly in iran. people don't believe that this pr
: with germany and britain? president obama said the syria is not just a problem of the united states, but for the entire world. it is difficult for the united states to explain how it is staying on the sidelines and providing humanitarian support when there is a crisis of this magnitude going on. it will be increasingly more difficult to stay on the sidelines with the europeans pushing for more. there has arikat, been discussion as to what the chemical weapons were used in science syria. in a news over the last 48 hours -- used inside syria. last 48 hours?he hasstate department no evidence to show that the syrian government or the opposition -- there have been opposition -- accusations on both sides about using chemical weapons. there has been no evidence of that. the united nations is leading an effort to determine whether chemical weapons have been used. there are all kinds of technical things involved. they need to conduct these experts to determine if it is by a examination or looking at injuries to determine whether chemical weapons have been used. we have been told by people in
mean? psychology plays a big role in this. >> the question is, is obama going to be persuaded to go into syria, and can netanyahu convince him to move militarily against iran. that's the big stuff. the bon ame -- >> if they get the wrong drift in the level. >> the bon ame is to get to the big stuff. >> i think that pat is exactly right, how far obama is willing to go to put his money where his mouth is on helping israel. at this point that all looked well and good but i don't see him going far enough. >> eleanor, quickly. >> this is a gap between them on syria. i think netanyahu is just as wary of entering syria, but it did not prevent the president from going over netanyahu's head and talking to the israeli public, and there is a gap between what the people want and what the leaders want. >> here's what i want to know about syria, is do they have chemical weapons. >> they've got 'em. >> did you see that intriguing report, for a reporter who has been over there for years, reported on this for the independent, which i believe is an english newspaper, now available on your computer, w
settlements. peace between israelis and palestinians look as far off as ever. during obama's visits, militants in gaza fired rockets into israel. no one was hurt. >> in syria, the violence continued through the week. on thursday, a suicide bombing in damascus killed at least 40 people, including one of the most prominent sunni supporters of president bashar al-assad. clerk was preaching in a mosque when the bomb went off, sheikh mohammad al-bouti. he was well-known in in syria for his televised sermons. the head of the kurdish militant group, the pkk, called for peace with turkey. he is in a turkish jail, but his statement was read out to supporters. >> we are at the point where weapons should be silenced, and ideas should be spoken. a new era has begun. >> he called for his fighters to pull out of turkey. he has been engaged in months for talks -- four months in talks with the turkish government. >> i think this is a very positive approach. it is a very positive appeal. what is most important is how far this will be of limited -- implement it. >> -- implemented. >> if it holds, it will mean t
of iran and syria. no doubt, the obama white house will have to be dealing with. >> he is back wanting to deal with domestic issues including gun control. after sandy hook we all understood there was a narrow window to get change, meaningful change in terms of gun laws. what has happened now in terms of the assault weapons ban, and where all this goes? >> well, the question is whether the moment is effectively lost. i think that's a real question inside the white house among democrats and gun control supporters. the assault weapons ban will get a vote, but it's not going to pass. the big focus is on background checks, and the big political focus is not going away. i sat down with new york city mayor michael bloomberg who talked about his own big push to spend money to target lawmakers. he has taken names based on how they vote on the assault weapons ban. >> i think i have a responsibility, and i think you and all of your viewers have responsibilities to try to make this country safer for our families and for each other. we've spent $12 million on running ads in ten states around the co
obama defending his refusal to help the rebels in syria. we are back now with the panel. the president is continuing -- and i was thinking how to describe it, half in, half out policy with regard to the civil war in syria. he is expanding training and expanding intelligence support for the secular rebels but this at a time while the al-mazraa front of rebels, jihadist, seems to be strengthening and the bloodshed continues. speaker gingrich, it is a tough issue. what is the right answer. >> i think we have a massive bipartisan failure extending now over a decade to be honest how hard the problem is. it is all going to be a worse, in libya, egypt, syria, worse in iraq, it is going to be worse in iran -- >> what should the president do, intervene militarily and set up a possibility for jihadist rebels. >> that is the problem. we have no national strategist and we haven't begun the debate how we'll live in a world where people -- talk about peace process. which is an insanity. the president, the morning he arrives rockets are fired into israel and we blithely talk about a peace process as
of michigan, and there's growing evidence that chemical weapons have been used and rogers says president obama himself says that the use of chemical weapons in syria will be a game changer. >> i think it's abundantly clear that the red line has been crossed. absolutely. in the senate, a democrat and republican coming out and we better do that. in the house, republicans and democrats saying we better do something. >> he doesn't want what he calls a big boots on the ground, but something small could make a difference. >> harris: thank you. a spectacular sight at the vatican today. ♪ pope francis leading thousands of catholic faithful on this palm sunday for mass. he took time to remind the crowd to remain humble and loyal to god. palm sunday is the final sunday of lent and leads up to the holeiest day on the calendar, easter. right now investigators trying to piece together how two skydivers on a dream vacation and something going wrong in the air. and millions of you are feeling it right now and that's before you head out on your morning commute tomorrow. we're watching a huge storm system wi
doing something military. >> chris: president obama in the middle east defending his rehe fusal to take direct mill tare arery action to help the rebels in syria. we are back with the panel. the president is continue and i was thinking how describe is the half in half out policy with regard to the civil war if syria. expanding training and intelligence support for the secular rebels but this while the islamic jihaddists seem to be strengthening and the blood shed continues. tough issue. what is the right answer? >> i think we have a massive bipartisan failure extending over a decade. i think it will get worse in libya and egypt and syria. it will get worse in iraq. get worse in iran. it going to get worse in afghanistan. >> chris: do we he intervene militarily and then set up the possibility for the jihaddist rebels. >> that is the problem. we have no national strategy. we haven't begun the debate how will you live in the world where you have people, talk about the peace process which is an insanity. the morning he arrives there are rockets fire inside israel and we talk about a peace p
of me we have a president that wants to take away our guns but wants to attack iran and syria so if they attack us hear we don't have the right to bear arms under the obama administration. >> we need more robust form policy we need assault weapons. >> you don't think so? okay. all right. >> i agree with angela. >> thank you, james. lou: i agree with both of you. i don't see how you reconcile that. if you for your terrorism we're told by homeland security that there are already agents of al qaeda working. why would you not want to make certain all citizens were armed and prepared? that would be the same rights of israelis citizens. >> quite a number of terrorist attacks in israel. lou: i do suggesting we should have lesser rights? >> we are both stable democracies. lou: net was not the question. should we have to commend the question was the same. >> budget israelis have uzi. >> bet stricter than chicago. >> boom. lou: you are taking up my puppy time. up next a couple of very cute friends joinus to celebrate national puppy day. i love those puppies. i love those puppies. next. tod
? >> well, that's right. but think about what obama's the attitude has been towards the middle east in the first term of the presidency. the libyan intervention, he brought up the rear after the europeans went in first. we have syria now completely blowing apart and the president has kept the syrian rebels at arm's length for nearly two years and he shows up and tells the israelis that they should take a risk for peace in the middle east when he's been-- the president holding the region at arm's length. >> paul: you're saying a credibility problem he's going to have with the israelis. >> absolutely. >> paul: they've seen four years and not going to buy it. on the other hand, he tried to appeal, bret, to the israelis self-interest, with the demographic, you have to come to an agreement if you want to survive in the region. >> that's right, in theory, that's right. in 20, 25 years israel will face a demographic problem. in the here and now egypt is under the control of the muslim brotherhood. you don't know what's going to happen in syria or in lebanon. the future of jordan where the
" david ignatius and kathleen parker. helene cooper and michael crowley. first up, what does barack obama know what we don't know pledging to use american power against iran and getting more deeply involved in syria? the american mood when it comes to using force feels like 1915, the end of vietnam. after that war, reluctance to commit power abroad was called vietnam syndrome. then came desert storm in 1991 and the first george bush told us that the lightning victory there had banished vietnam wearyness. >> it's a proud day for america and by god, we have kicked the vietnam syndrome once and for all. chris: after the second george bush launched two long wars, many feel war wearyness like against vietnam. against the wearyness, how should we take this week's statements from this president on veryia and iran? >> we are clear that the use of chemical weapons against the syrian people would be a serious and tragic mistake and i will repeat, all options are on the table. we will do what is necessary to prevent iran from getting
with a little bit more tax revenue, lester. >> all right, john harwood tonight, thank you. >>> president obama wrapped up his four-day visit to the middle east today, after helping israel and turkey end a three-year diplomatic dispute. that, in turn, will help the region deal with the civil war in syria. before he left today, the president turned his attention to the past, visiting jordan's ancient city of petra, one of the world's most celebrated archaeological sites. with the president on his way home, secretary of state john kerry remained in the region. we get more tonight from nbc's chief foreign affairs correspondent, andrea mitchell. >> reporter: john kerry, with jordan's king abdullah at his side, stayed behind, wasting no time trying to deliver on the president's promise of a fresh start for middle east diplomacy. shuttling from the king to an afternoon meeting in amman with palestinian president mahmoud abbas, then a quick trip to jerusalem for dinner with israel's prime minister benjamin netanyahu. before returning to amman. kerry is also dealing with an even more urgent crisis for
reactor in syria in secht 2007. i think that what they are worried about is that they won't have robust u.s. back prosecuting obama and he has been -- implicating in his first term that he wouldn't give him that kind of backing. i think israel has overwhelming support in congress but certainly obama's ambivalent attitude has the concern top israeli decision makers and simply saying as he did again on this trip, israel has a right to defend himself, an interesting extraction. nothing to do with the hard calculus that the israelis have to undertake before deciding whether to aye attack iran. >> sit fair to say he was ambivalent? he said the policy is prevention. >> yes. policy is prevention today until today's policy fails which it manifestly is and then -- once iran has nuclear weapons, then the policy will be containment. that is the problem, i think netanyahu and others have seen that the administration obviously doesn't want iran to have nuclear weapons. but it feels a nuclear iran can be contained and deterred in the soviet union was during the cold war. i think that's completely wrong
and jordan while a reinvigorated peace process is one goal, more pressing concerns for the obama white house, the threats from iran and the effect of the relentless bloodshed in syria. we want to begin with some analysis about the president's trip this morning with our chief foreign correspondent richard engel back from the region. he is in new york this morning. i have david brooks of "the new york times" and e.j. dionne with the "washington post" here with me in washington. richard, let me start with you. the president called on israel to renew efforts to the creation of a palestinian state. he helped restore the israeli/turkish relationship. so what else do you think he can return with that he can actually build upon? >> well, i think the reconciliation between turkey and israel is something that's very important, because i wouldn't see the chances right now of an israeli/palestinian reconciliation, but i do think the middle east recognizes that there are urgent regional matters as syria implodes that the region needs to have some sort of summit and turkey is going to play a big part of t
and prosperity. at a joint news conference, president obama said his administration is working with congress to provide jordan with an additional $200 million in aide in the year to cope with the massive in flux of refugees streaming into the country from syria where there is a civil war going on. i'm harris faulkner. now, back to "huckabee." >> mike: this week the capital murder trial of dr. kermit gosnel charged with the murders of 7 babies and one patient started in philadelphia. back in 2010 h his abortion clinic was searched by police investigating the ill legal selling of prescription drugs. but instead they found what was described as a house of horrors. we want to warn you that the descriptions of the clinic and its procedures are graphic. >> in early 2011 philadelphia prosecutors released the disturbing grand jury report on the women's medical center owned by dr. kermit gosnell. the doctor, his wife and 8 employee hes were all arrested. the clinic was filled with unspeakable horrors. body parts found in garbage bags. unsan tare arery operating rooms and insufficient equipment to pro
to baghdad to talk about weapons that iran is sending to syria by flying over iraqi air space. meanwhile, back home, president obama has returned from his four-day trip to the middle east. the president received praise from mitt romney's former chief foreign policy adviser on his commitment to containing the iranian nuclear program. take a listen. >> what he said in israel is, we will do everything we need to do and containment won't work. it's not a policy preference, it will not work. in a sense the president was taking on his own at home, saying containing an iran nuclear program is unworkable. and for him to say that in israel, on the ground, standing with the israeli prime minister was a powerful statement. so i think it had the effect of reassuring the prime minister. >>> and with the defense of marriage act and proposition 8 both going before the supreme court this week, it was a hot topic on many of the sunday morning shows. former adviser to president george w. bush, karl rove, was asked about gay rights and the future of the republican party on abc this morning. take a listen t
, we really should have done something a couple of years earlier to stop what's unfolding in syria. >> we're not even really sure this opposition is and who we would be arming. >> yeah, well, i would go back to the some of the successes of obama's trip, one of the big unheralded success is netanyahu's apology to turkey. and turkey's prime minister. because that creates an interesting new alliance. moving forward diplomatically before the incident with the flotilla two years ago. it creates a new alliance, egypt, turkey, qatar, it could be as these anti-assad countries sort of alie under one banner -- >> she's right on that. the israelis, the turks, they're all very concerned about this. but i also think we don't know who the opposition is. yes, there are bad actors -- >> we can shape that. >> right. we have no equity, no investment, no shaping, no nothing, we don't really know them. and the fact that all of these bad guys are there, is because of the vacuum that has been created -- exactly. >> you make an excellent point. netanyahu doesn't go around apologizing. >> i'm surprised he
obama, through arm twisting, convinced netanyahu to call turkey and apologize for a deadly raid against a turkish ship. that will be key in moving forward with issues like syria and tries to reopen the peace process in the middle east. so i think white house officials are feeling good about the trip. the big question, if you talk to experts in the region, is what is president obama going to do now to try to restart peace talks? of course, secretary of state kerry is really taking the lead on that. to what extent will president obama engage in that and get involved? that's what experts around the region will be watching. overall, they believe it's a success. alex? >> something else that could be deemed successful, the first budget in four years after the all nighter friday into saturday, what's the reaction there at the white house? >> final votes came in at 5:00 a.m. the white house thinks it's a good thing, that bill that passed through the senate really echos what president obama would like to see in terms of deficit reduction but the problem, of course, is when you match up is the se
are keeping a close eye on syria after reports last week that chemical weapons were used. both sides claims it was the other side. but u.s. intelligence officials have not been able to confirm the reports. president obama has said that chemical weapons would be, quote, a gameing us for a fair d balanced discussion. congressman edroyce and the ranking member of the committee, congressman eliet engle. welcome to you both. >> thank you. >> shannon: mr. chairman, your reaction to the news that the opposition leader, backed by the syria says he's resigning because he hasn't gotten enough support? itch this is a big problem. we have finally made a decision, it's too late in the game, to use actionable intelligence it and to assist the free syrian forces on the ground. but here's why we needed to do more to assist this faction. their competition against assad is the cited franchise that operate there is, mostly foreign fighters. so if we with our intelligence and by giving the green light to our allies, if we can do more to assist the free syrian army, we can destabilize and perhaps remove assad.
? predict how you see things playing out in the region? >> the first question is exactly if syria as you said, when does assad go? and what about the 5,000 al-qaeda linked jihadies, what do they do next? >> we in the united states, president obama has been pretty passionate about that, and said my policy is, i'm going to stop them. israelis have to decide whether they can truly trust that or have to take this into their own hands. i think he went a few steps forward on this trip, but would you bet the security and future of your country on this? or would you ask yourself? that question still faces israelis and a couple of features aren't going to change that. >> clayton: and will the united states back a preemptive attack by israelis? great to see you on the show. an act of kindness from one of our heroes to his girlfriend. and we'll hear about the simple note that has since gone viral. and then, what's the big stink? a family forced out of their home by their pet pig. us wha and friends@foxnews.com. ♪ [ male announcer ] in blind taste tests, even ragu users chose prego. prego?! but
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